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Multimodal Surveillance Raises the Level of Protection in Smart Buildings

“The information provided by a dedicated surveillance technology may not be sufficient to automatically identify the intrusions in a monitored environment [such as a smart building],” claims a new report published in the open access journal ‘Proceedings’ this month. The report - Towards Multimodal Surveillance for Smart Building Security - promotes the use of multiple forms of surveillance which, when brought together, can greatly improve the surveillance system as a whole. “The main goal of a surveillance system is to collect information in a sensing environment and notify unexpected behavior. Information provided by single sensor and surveillance technology may not be sufficient to understand the whole context of the monitored environment. On the other hand, by combining information coming from different sources, the overall performance of a surveillance system can be improved,” write Amato et al. for the Institute of Information Science and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy. The report describes a “Smart Building […]

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